Patriot P200 SATA3 SSD(1TB)
Mid-July Patriot announced its P200 SATA SSD, intended as a storage solution based on a value price positioning. We had the opportunity to test the 1TB model. This SATA SSD was built with SMI 2258XT or a Maxio MAS0902A controller. The P200 is an SSD with a storage capacity of 256GB / 512GB / 1TB or 2TB. The drive uses SATA and, according to the manufacturer, this series achieves read speeds of up to 530 MB/s and write speeds of up to 460 MB/s. The TBW values for this SSD are between 160 TB for the 256 GB version, and up to 1000 TB for the 2 TB version. It’s a budget offer (the 1 TB version is sold for about 110 USD). At first glance – it looks like a good choice for gamers or just people looking for a cheap replacement of HDD
“The P200 series is available in capacities ranging up to 2 TB meeting current market demands for more storage options. Featuring the latest SMI 2258XT series controller (256-1 TB with 2258XT, 2 TB with Maxio controller), Patriot's P200 achieves speedy transfer speeds of up to 530 MB/s Read, and 460 MB/s Write, improving your system's performance. With its low profile and compact design, P200's 7 mm thickness will fit into any system seamlessly while reserving extra space on the motherboard trays for better air circulation and cable management. The P200 series is a win-win solution for system builders planning to build a mini PC or tower-style gaming system. Patriot's P200 series is not only a high-performance SSD with huge capacities, but it is also a smart device. Laptop users often use "standby mode" to avoid waiting for their laptop to reboot. This process saves time but comes at the expense of the battery life. The P200 is designed to prevent battery loss in lower power states by reducing power entirely to the SATA interface when the drive is not in use. The P200 is equipped with a built-in temperature sensor to detect excessive heat to protect the drive from overheating. Enhance your computer's performance, application, and gaming response time with Patriot's P200 series SSD. Backed by the limited warranty, Patriot's P200 series delivers one of the most reliable and price-to-performance SSD's on the market. Available in capacities up to 2 TB.”
The SSDs have been fitted with TLC NAND (64-layer) and an SMI 2258XT or Maxio MAS0902A controller (for the 2 TB version). The drive follows a SATA form factor. You can purchase the 1 TB model for about 110 USD, and it should represent better value than the ~250-500 GB range. Patriot offers a decent 3-year warranty on this product. Let’s have a closer look at the P200 model.